A CALL for submissions has been put out for the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize.

The Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize was established in 2009 by the Kyffin Williams Trust and Oriel Môn, and works in partnership with the National Museum Wales, Cardiff and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

The competition is held every three years with the aim of promoting and rewarding excellence and talent in drawing practice in Wales.

David Meredith, chairman of the Kyffin Williams Trust, said: “Kyffin was a passionate advocate for the arts in Wales and always stressed the importance of the practice of drawing. He was an active and enthusiastic supporter of other artists, both established in their careers and just starting out as young art students, the drawing prize is therefore a fitting tribute to his philanthropy and his contribution to the art world.

Mr David Meredith Chairman of the Kyffin Williams Trust

Mr David Meredith Chairman of the Kyffin Williams Trust

"Once again the Trust and Oriel Môn are greatly honoured that the Drawing prize has attracted external sponsorship."

There are three substantial prizes for the winners of the competition.

The first prize is for £3,000 and there will be two student prizes - £1,000 each.

Since the outset of the drawing prize the number of artists applying has increased considerably, with candidates entering from all over the country as well as from abroad.

The last prize that was held in 2018 saw nearly 200 candidates applying, with almost half getting their work through to the final exhibition in Oriel Kyffin Williams at Oriel Môn.

This year the final exhibition will be held from October 16 to the 30 of January 2022.

The deadline to receive all entries is the May 31. Application forms are now available to download from www.orielmon.org